Patent Counsel (closed)
Patent Counsel - Prep and Pros (California - Silicon Valley/San Jose)
The company, a world leader in the development of wireless technology and products, relies on its valuable patent portfolio to generate substantial revenue. As the company continues to invest heavily in research and development and our product lines continue to expand, the need to protect our intellectual property continues to grow.
The company is looking for talented and motivated Patent Attorneys to apply their technical, communication, and legal skills working with engineers and business units in a team environment with the goal of developing high quality, high value US and international patents. The Patent Attorney will be required to understand the technology, business plans, product roadmaps, and domestic and international patent laws, and to work in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve this goal.
The candidate should be motivated, demonstrate initiative, and possess strong technical, legal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment. Engineering and law firm experience a plus. 3+ years experience in preparing and prosecuting US and international patent applications are required. The candidate must be registered to practice before the USPTO and admitted to the Bar of at least one state. The candidate’s technical skills should be focused in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science. Writing samples will be requested.
The candidate will be required to work closely with engineering and/or business units to understand how their intellectual property provides benefit to the company and provide quality patent legal advice resulting in a high quality patents.
Other responsibilities include:
Understanding the technology being supported
Evaluating inventions for patentability and value
Leading patent review boards, working with US and international counsel to ensure high quality patents, and evaluating the impact of prior art searches.
Ability to understand the company's technology, in particular wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets (e.g., featuring Wi-Fi